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Note the hypertrophy of the right foot and the reduction in size of functionally or cosmetically trouble- tumorous skin changes some areas of thickening 10 ml astelin otc. The increased circulation leads > Definition to growth stimulation, potentially causing the affected Rare congenital abnormality characterized by large extremity to become much too long (⊡ Fig. The se- hemangiomatous nevi, unilateral hypertrophy of the soft verity of the signs and symptoms is variable. Anomalies of the nevi always affect a lower limb, usually along the whole finger and toes and spinal changes can also occur. Klippel and clinodactylies, polydactylies, camptodactylies or stenos- P. The »forme fruste« of the disorder thought to be caused by a mutation at 5q13. Other investigations have indi- not infrequent: scolioses, kyphoses, hemivertebrae and cated the possibility of a paradominant inheritance. The most difficult task in the differential diagnosis is to Clinical features, diagnosis distinguish this condition from Proteus syndrome, which The diagnosis can be confirmed even in infancy by is also characterized by a hemihypertrophy, although clinical examination. They can cover large sections of hamartomas are found in the skin of patients with Pro- an extremity or the trunk, are red-bluish in color and teus. Even an amputation often fails to resolve the problem in these patients since the use of a Treatment prosthesis is rendered almost impossible as a result of the The most important orthopaedic problem is the leg length skin changes on the thigh and buttocks. In Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome this can pose considerable difficulties since surgical lengthening of the other, healthy leg is out of the question. A shortening osteotomy of the diseased extremity is also extremely Autosomal-dominant hereditary disorder with impaired problematic because of the varicose veins and the associ- collagen synthesis and characterized by excessively long ated risk of vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The morbid- Synonyms: Arachnodactyly (»spider fingers«), dolicho- ity associated with this procedure is very low. The correct stenomelia (long, thin limbs) timing of the operation is naturally difficult. In doubtful cases however, the epiphysiodesis should be performed Historical background too early rather than too late. In a worst-case scenario in The condition was described by Marfan in 1896, although the case that which the healthy leg also threatens to grow excessively he described involved the rare contractural form.

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These can duced in structural equinus foot cheap astelin 10 ml without prescription, resulting in dynamic in- result in muscle insufficiency with a pes calcaneus posi- stability. In contrast with a purely functional equinus foot, tion that ultimately causes the patient to end up with the foot drops during weight-bearing while standing, but poorer function than with the equinus foot position. In not onto the heel and without any additional deformation the operation according to Strayer the efficiency of the in the form of an abducted pes planovalgus or a clubfoot. It must likewise be followed by muscle, this operation produces a functionally positive orthotic management. In fact, orthotic treatment over sev- result and overcorrections are rare. The intramuscular division A surgical option is the Achilles tendon lengthening of the aponeurosis can stretch the muscle belly and thus procedure in which the tendinous portion is lengthened lengthen its tendon, which was not shortened in the first ⊡ Table 3. Structural deformities in primarily spastic locomotor disorders Deformity Functional benefit Functional drawbacks Treatment Equinus foot (Knee extension) Dynamic instability due to small Functional orthosis (in equinus foot) weight-bearing area Cast correction Deformation of the feet Lengthening Clubfoot – Dynamic instability in the stance Functional orthosis phase Calcaneal osteotomy (Dwyer) Skin problems Cuneiform/cuboid osteotomy Arthrodesis Abducted pes Compensates for in- Dislocation in the tarsal bones Functional orthosis planovalgus creased internal rotation Hyperactivity of the peroneal Cast correction of the leg muscles Arthrodesis Instability of leg in stance Orthoses, cast correction Surgical lengthening of lateral column of foot Pes cavus – Overloading due to stiffness Padded insert Release of the plantar fascia Corrective osteotomy 435 3 3. The foot is then immobilized for 2 trocnemius muscles, the soleus muscle or at both sites. Although the effect of this subsequent cuboid osteotomy is an appropriate procedure procedure is usually inferior to that of the tendon length- for correcting the adduction position ( Chapter 3. While the risk of recur- proved effective for severe deformities that have been rence is high, the operation can be repeated if necessary. When a position of slight The triceps surae muscle can also be lengthened by overcorrection has been reached, the fixator is removed means of an external fixator (Ilizarov-type apparatus) that and the corresponding corrective osteotomies performed. If no os- consuming and mentally stressful but, on the other hand, teotomy is performed, the abnormal position will recur does produce good correction of the length relationships within a short period. Here too, the risk of recurrence other hand, require a corrective arthrodesis of various is high.

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